Suspended Chords

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Suspended Chords


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A suspended (sus) chord is a chord that has no major or minor third. The third is replaced with either a major second or more commonly a perfect fourth.

The absence of a third gives these chords an open and pleasant sound. In the rare instance that a seventh is added it would be a minor seventh.

The term suspended comes from classical music where a note from the previous chord would carry over (be suspended) into the next chord. In modern music it simply refers to the harmonic construction of the chord.

Sus Chord Construction


A Collection of Sus Chords